Celebrate Women’s Health Week

Happy Women’s Health Week! We always want to remind the women in our lives to make themselves a priority, but ESPECIALLY this month. 

Often, we, as women, put the health of others before ourselves. As mothers, daughters, sisters, or caregivers, it’s in our nature to take care of our loved ones. But in order to help those around us, we must take care of us first!


The first step to focusing on your physical health is seeing your primary care provider for your yearly exams. This will give you a base of where you are with your health.

“Women 21 years or older should get checked for cervical cancer by making an appointment for a pap smear every 3 years. Women who are 40 years old or have a family history of breast cancer should see their medical provider for yearly mammogram appointments,” says Monique A. Small, Family Practice.


Our Behavioral Health team is here for you when life gets tough!

“Self-care is important for success. It’s common to believe that talking about our emotions or mental health struggles is a sign of weakness. Actually, it takes great strength to open up and express how we feel,” says Anna Torres, Behavioral Health Consultant.

Good foods and physical activity can also help maintain good mental health. This is always a great time to schedule a massage or facial to relieve stress and take care of you!


Creating healthy physical habits, like going for a 30-minute walk, can improve cardiovascular fitness, strengthen bones, and boost muscle power and endurance. Walking with your partner or your friend also helps build companionship that can be good for our mental health as well.

“The food we put into our bodies is the fuel we need to get through the day. Adding a cup of vegetables and fruits to your daily meals can make a huge impact. Foods like berries, avocados, oatmeal, and beans are high in fiber and can help with your gut health,” says Karlee Kerr, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist.

It is important to stay vigilant and up to date on your yearly exams. We encourage you to address any health concerns or questions you may have with your primary care provider.

Schedule your appointment online or call/text us at 509.488.5256